Marshmallow Fondant (for cake construction projects)
This recipe was taken from
The Rubik's Cube cake instructions
This is wonderful stuff -- I can't believe I only just discovered it!
You can use it to make all sorts of decorations and 3D shapes.
Really -- it's a blast!
- 1 bag of fresh mini marshmallows (10 ounces)
- 1 Tbsp water
- "A bunch" of confectioner's sugar. I don't know exactly how much I used.
The Rubik's recipe said something like 2 pounds and I'm sure I didn't use
that much. I'd have at least 2 pounds on hand and then, play it by ear.
- Toss marshmallows and water in a glass bowl.
- Place in microwave and nuke for 30 seconds; take it out see if you can stir
it; repeat until you can stir it into a smooth mass. It will stick to the spoon;
- Dump in a cup or two of powdered sugar. Stir it up.
- Keep adding confectioner's sugar until you have something that looks like
you might actually be able to work it with your hands without having it stick
to everything in site.
- Now coat your counter with a nice layer of crisco. Yeah, that's right,
just smear it on there.
- Now sprinkle some powdered sugar on that.
- Dump the stuff in the bowl onto your surface and start playing with it
like you would something between playdough and bread. It's not really
kneading, but you are trying to incorporate the sugar until you have a
playdough like substance.
- You can then divide into different chunks and dye the chunks with
food coloring. I highly recommend the gel colorings instead of the
liquid ones we've used since the beginning of time. The gel ones
change the texture of the stuff much less.
- Now that you have colorful dough, you can roll it, shape it and
perhaps even use playtough tools and machines on it!